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U.S. safety regulators seek Takata whistleblowers

1 hour 8 min ago
Federal safety regulators want to find whistleblowers with knowledge 'of possible defects or any wrongdoing' by Takata, stepping up pressure on the airbag maker whose products are linked to five deaths and dozens of injuries.

GM's lease incentive move to captive unit surprised, angered Ally's chief

3 hours 39 min ago
General Motors' recent move to steer 100 percent of its Buick, Cadillac and GMC lease incentives in the US to captive finance company GM Financial took Ally Financial by surprise, Ally CEO Michael Carpenter said during a conference call today.

Toyota recalls 52,000 Avalons to fix potential wiring fire hazard

5 hours 5 min ago
Toyota Motor Sales USA said it plans to recall about 52,000 Avalon sedans from the 2011-12 model years for wiring that could cause a fire.

Autoliv sees 2015 growth, better margins as Q4 beats forecast

7 hours 53 min ago
Auto safety products supplier Autoliv today said it saw slightly higher margins in 2015 as it posted fourth quarter earnings above market expectations, helped by strong sales in Europe and lower costs for raw materials.

Ford's 2014 profit fell 56 percent amid new-product blitz

8 hours 19 min ago
Ford posted a drop in fourth-quarter profit and said earnings fell 56 percent in 2014 as it introduced 24 vehicles worldwide while US market share declined. CFO Bob Shanks predicted "a lot of strong growth numbers from Ford in 2015."

GM denies request by U.S. senators to extend ignition-switch claims deadline

28 January, 2015 - 22:05
General Motors today denied a request from two US senators to extend the Saturday deadline for victims of the company's defective ignition switch to apply for compensation.

GM asked by U.S. senators to extend ignition-switch claims deadline

28 January, 2015 - 22:05
Two U.S. senators urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra to extend the Saturday deadline for victims of the company's defective ignition switch to apply for compensation.

Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit

28 January, 2015 - 22:01
Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become director of product and marketing for Bentley's global organization.

Over-the-air auto software updates opens market to acquisitions

28 January, 2015 - 20:47
Over-the-air software updates -- a no-fuss, no-muss infotainment feature popularized by Tesla Motors -- is rapidly spreading to the entire auto industry, fueling high-price acquisitions in the segment.

Gentex Q4 sales gains lag forecasts; stock drops

28 January, 2015 - 17:53
Gentex, a mirror, camera and electronic component supplier, said its fourth quarter net income rose a disappointing 2 percent while overall revenue jumped 7 percent from a year earlier. Gentex shares fell 6 percent.

Gentex says Q4 gains were behind forecast, stock drops

28 January, 2015 - 17:53
Gentex, a mirror, camera and electronic component supplier, said its fourth quarter net income rose a disappointing 2 percent while overall revenue jumped 7 percent from a year earlier. Gentex shares fell sharply in morning trading.

Nissan teases Super Bowl ad; full reveal will wait until big game

28 January, 2015 - 17:23
Nissan is using a dreary Harry Chapin song as the backdrop for its Super Bowl ad, but the overall message won't be seen until the game on Sunday. The automaker unveiled a 10-second teaser today featuring Chapin's song 'Cat's in the Cradle.

Don't get mad, get a lawyer, panelists say

28 January, 2015 - 17:00
Dealers who get warning letters from lenders accusing them of loan discrimination should resist the temptation to stick the letters in a drawer or, worse, fire off angry replies on their own, said panelists last week at a legal compliance workshop...

Ford recalls 221,000 vehicles for door handle, seat belt problems

28 January, 2015 - 15:57
Ford said it is recalling about 221,000 cars and vans for door handle and seat belt problems. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the two recalls.

Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

28 January, 2015 - 15:40
Nissan is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and federal regulators said today.

Fiat Chrysler's $4.1 billion operating profit in 2014 fueled by N.A.

28 January, 2015 - 14:51
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles met its full-year guidance as strong results from North America and improving operations in Europe managed to offset persistent weakness in Latin America.

Oil-price drop may threaten to undercut Obama's clean-energy legacy

28 January, 2015 - 13:27
Last year's 33 percent drop in gasoline prices already has automakers laying the groundwork to challenge more stringent fuel economy targets for new cars.

Auto industry drives comeback in aluminum prices

28 January, 2015 - 12:44
At a time when other commodities are slumping, aluminum is making a comeback as automakers under pressure to build more fuel-efficient cars increase their use of the lightweight metal.

Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case

28 January, 2015 - 12:33
Japanese supplier Sanden has agreed to pay a US fine of more than $3 million and becomes the latest company tied to a wide-ranging auto supplier price-fixing prosecution for its brief role in setting the prices of air conditioning compressors for...

Auto sales forecast calls for a hot January

27 January, 2015 - 22:00
Forecasters say U.S. auto sales have begun 2015 much stronger than 2014, when a deep freeze kept shoppers away from many dealerships in much of the country.

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